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US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) says the recent (£22.5m ($29.3m) matching funds grant awarded by the UK Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) will accelerate the design and deployment of its Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR) in the UK and global markets. Application for the award was submitted in March by an integrated team with US-based Jacobs and earned the highest scores of all applications in Phase B of the UK’s Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) Research, Development & Demonstration Programme.

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2023
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Five major companies have made key announcements on their plans to advance small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in the UK. While Rolls-Royce SMR shortlisted three sites for a factory to produce component for its planned SMR; Balfour Beatty and Holtec with Hyundai agreed to support plans for the construction of Holtec’s SMR-160; and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) submitted a Generic Design Assessment (GDA) application for its BWRX-300 SMR to the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Date: Friday, 23 December 2022
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The UK, US, and EU have agreed to turn the UK's excess stockpile of highly enriched uranium (HEU) into medical isotopes to be used in cancer treatment, according to a 31 March statement by the UK Prime Minister's Office. The agreement was concluded in the framework of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington.

Date: Tuesday, 05 April 2016
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